I started riding at 12 and absolutilly loved jumping.. once I got to actually start jumping I couldn't get enough. I was always asking my coach, "are we jumping today." I had a fall before I even started jumping so I was not so scared I guess. Any way my jumping got better and the fences got higher.
Then I had my first fall. Ever since then I have been iffy (sp?) about jumping. I had moved to another barn and started riding and leasing a really great horse, to help with my confadence(sp?) I was back jumping about 3 ft when I decited to find a more challenging horse now that I was not as nervous.
I really enjoyed riding her (the new lease) she was great on the flat She was a younger horse.. But I had a fall off of her and was not able to ride for 6 months (torn PCL in my knee)
Now as of today.. I still get really nervous jumping, I have been riding for a good 10 years but I feel wierd cause I just can't get over my fear. So I'm In lessons jumping again.. but my nervs get the best of me...
I just wish I was not so nervous....
Does anyone else have this issue... ?
It feels wierd because..I am a pretty advanced rider (not to be taken the wrong way) and it feels wierd not to be able to jump past 2'6" withouth getting nervous.
And now that I have my own horse, We are starting to jump him, and I'm fine starting out with the basics (cross rails, small verticls) but he really has some potecial to get higher, and I want to be able to jump with him and further his training.
Sorry for my long message, I hope some one has some advice